Aspiration Toxicity – Why am I seeing different classifications in Canada?

 In Product Safety

By: Kirsten Alcock, Principal Product Safety Consultant, email

Products for sale in Canada have different regulations that are applicable depending on your intended audience, claims you want to make, etc.

When we are looking at products that do not make any claims and are hazardous and come under the CCCR, 2001 or the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), there are different endpoints for certain classifications.

One classification that has caused some confusion is the aspiration toxicity category.

The endpoints for the CCCR are much more stringent than that of the HPR so you will see different classifications if you are selling the products to a consumer on a shelf versus if this product is intended for a workplace.

Below I will show a snapshot of the information from the regulations. Please ensure that you are following these guidelines when classifying your products for aspiration toxicity. The workplace cut-off is much higher than the consumer cut-off.




aspiration toxicity

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